Posts about Hospice & Palliative Care
Providing Culturally Sensitive Care to Immigrants Struggling With Serious Illness
When dealing with serious illness and death, patients who are immigrants to the U.S. may face a multitude of cultural and logistical challenges.
Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) Significantly Backed by Hospice Professionals in Survey
According to survey respondents, 91% support medical marijuana (cannabis) use for hospice patients, though there are legal concerns depending on the state.
The Opioid Crisis and Its Impact on Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice organizations increasingly recognize that a multimodality approach to pain management is needed and are putting opioid stewardship practices in place.
Why Everyone Should Care About Palliative Care
In years past, the term “palliative care” wasn’t heard very often in most healthcare settings.That’s all changing, thanks in part to the new edition of the National Consensus Project Guidelines.
National Consensus Project’s New Clinical Practice Guidelines and Their Impact on Providers
The new edition of the guidelines seeks to ensure that the millions of people living with serious illness have access to quality palliative care.
You Have the Power to Improve the Quality and Cost of U.S. Healthcare!
Ensuring that your institution or clinical setting provides primary palliative care is one of the most powerful ways you can, ....
Understanding Palliative Care: Who Needs to be Trained?
Answer: All health care institutions should ensure their nurses are educated in primary palliative care!
5 Ways to Improve Your Advance Care Planning Conversation Skills
Studies show that advance care planning conversations lead to fewer hospital admissions at the end of life, increased enrollment in hospice care, and a higher likelihood of the person dying in the setting of their choice.
Advance Care Planning
Advance care planning is much more than asking, 'Do you have a living will or other advance directive?' As a caregiver, learn to have difficult conversations surrounding end-of-life issues.
The philosophy of hospice is to recognize that quality of life, peace, and comfort at the end of life should be the focus of healthcare when curing a patient’s disease is no longer possible.
All Nurses Need to Practice Primary Palliative Nursing!
Do you incorporate palliative care into your clinical practice? Can you help optimize the quality of life for those you, ....
Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care
Meet Marvin. Marvin is a 68-year-old retired welder who lives with his wife in their home by the ocean. He, ....